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November 5, 2008

The Earl Newman Story

By Jim Smith Earl Newman was back in town last month for events in his honor at Danny’s Deli and Sponto Gallery. Newman has been living in Oregon for the past 35 years, but he has not been forgotten in Venice. The silk-screen poster artist-extraordinaire was a fixture in Venice from 1960-72. His impact on...

Prophecy: Can This Poet Restore America’s Dignity?

By J.C. Williams You see them all the time. The man with filthy, splitting shoes revealing blackened toenails, leaning on his shopping cart outside Alan’s Market or the Venice Library. The woman with a weather beaten face, wandering the grass between the beach and the Venice Boardwalk, talking to herself or to someone unseen. “Homeless...

Poetry

•  The Statute of Limitations and the Oscar of Liberty – Swami X •  We Are Venice – Mark Lipman •  House Finches – Krista Schwimmer •  Once again I am here at the beach to die… – craig bowman •  One for the ladies – rf wagner jr  ª   Star Spangled – hillary kaye  •  George Bush in Venice – Jim...

Film Review: Vietnam: American Holocaust

By Karl Abrams This incredible historical-political documentary by Venice filmmaker Clay Claiborne is an eye-opening account of the horrors and atrocities of the Vietnam War. It depicts, scene-by-scene, how misguided, ignorant and xenophobic racist U.S. war policies were mercilessly carried out by political and military leaders, many of whom remained unrepentant. Truman worried about a...

Meet the Venetians who have served on the Beachhead Collective during the past 40 years

1960s (Founders) Dora Bayrack Virginia Bohannan Phil Chamberlin Rick Davidson Carol Fondiller Jane Gordan Jay Jamieson Anna Haag John Haag Mary Kerbret Phil Melnick Bill Olive Jerry Wells   1970s Lee Balan George Broatch Kandy Broatch Fred Burkhart Steve Clare America Dunnavant Eve Millar Colman Mullin Bill Ritchie Leonard Spear Linda Wilson Shlomo Bachrach Nancy...
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